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Voter Research and Surveys New Jersey Gubernatorial Election Exit Poll, 1993 (ICPSR 6248)

Principal Investigator(s): Voter Research and Surveys


For this data collection, voters were interviewed as they left their polling places after voting in the 1993 gubernatorial election in New Jersey. Respondents were asked a series of questions covering choice for governor in 1993 and 1989, presidential choice for 1992, most important issues of the campaign, most important candidate qualities, income taxes in New Jersey, and level of commitment to the candidate they voted for. Background information on respondents includes sex, race, age, family income range, religion, education, party identification, political spectrum self-identification, family financial situation, sexual orientation, gun ownership, marital status, employment status, labor union membership, and whether the respondent's children attended public school.

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Study Description


Voter Research and Surveys. Voter Research and Surveys New Jersey Gubernatorial Election Exit Poll, 1993. ICPSR06248-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-12-01. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06248.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06248.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • ABC News
  • CBS News
  • NBC News
  • CNN

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    campaign issues, candidates, gubernatorial elections, political issues, state elections, voter attitudes, voter preferences, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    New Jersey, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1993-11

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-11

Universe:    Voters on election day in the New Jersey 1993 gubernatorial election.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Weight variables must be used in all analyses.


Sample:    The sample was selected in two stages. First, a probability sample of voting precincts was selected to represent the different geographic areas across the state and the vote by party. Precincts were selected with probability proportionate to the number of voters in each precinct. Precincts with large minority populations were sampled at a higher rate than other precincts. Within sample precincts, voters were selected systematically throughout the voting day at a rate that gave all voters in a precinct the same chance of being interviewed.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1994-03-10

Version History:

  • 2006-12-01 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.